A 16' classic outboard runabout
Trips with friends and family will never be forgotten now. The kids will always remember these family times...
If you are looking for a boat that has the classic lines of the "woodys" of the past, the MALAHINI may be the boat for you. Finish her in natural mahogany plywood or paint the hull and put on a mahogany deck. Make her as plain or as fancy as you want.
The generous size of the MALAHINI cockpit and the modular seats that have proven so popular in our other designs, make almost any interior arrangement possible. The seats may be removed to provide a flat area 9' long and up to 5'-9" in width for sleeping or carrying camping gear. The seats can also be placed back-to-back for trolling or for the observer when pulling a water skier.
The generous vee in the forefoot and the wide beam of the MALAHINI make for a dry, safe, boat. The construction is rugged and intended to "take it". The self-bailing well prevents any sudden wave or back wash from entering the boat. All of the construction details have been prepared for the amateur builder. Step-by-step instructions, plus photos, make it possible to have your own collector's boat at a price you can afford.
Best Investment Ever!!!! I have enjoyed every minute spent on building the Malahini. The Glen-L plans are thorough, precise, and written plainly with step-by-step instructions so everyone can easily build their own classic! Thank You Glen-L for helping my family build a dream that will create memories for years to come. - Bill Shaw, OK
Great Looks, Great Size, Great Build Malahini plans include all the detail you need to build this amazing boat design. Gorgeous lines inspire even the most amateur builder to create something wonderful. Great size for a family runabout with classic looks. - Ian Iggy, AB
COMPLETE PLANS include FULL SIZE PATTERNS for the stem, breasthook, transom knee, chine blocking, and half-section patterns for each of the frames and transom. Includes instructions, Bill of Materials, and Fastening Schedule.
Can you build your own Mahogany Runabout? Read our article to find out.
- Length overall:
- Hull depth:
- Average passengers:
- Hull weight (approx.):
- 475 lbs.
- Hull type:
- Vee bottom hard chine hull developed for sheet plywood planking.
- Short shaft outboard motor to 85 hp. Long shaft motor can be used if transom modified.
- Can the hull be extended or shortened?:
- Extend: No. Shorten: Yes, up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. We do not recommend increasing the beam.
- Designed for use with Glen-L Series 1000 boat trailer plans.